SMMA Virtual Reality

Real Value in Virtual Environments

Thomas Merchel

For SMMA, an important part of our "day to day" is the investigation of emerging technologies and how they might be able to help us as designers.

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Better Data, Smarter Programming

Luis Fernando Useche

With the advent of the Internet of Things, the catch-all phrase for the interconnection of our devices via the internet, has come a surge of new technologies.

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Interior Design Teaming

An Argument for Recognition

Marie Fitzgerald, IIDA

Currently, 27 states require some form of regulatory licensure for practitioners to legally use the title of “interior designer”—and Massachusetts is not one of them. This contributes to an uneven playing field and creates a number of disadvantages for designers in the Commonwealth.

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Interior Design for Generation Z

For Gen Z, “Enhanced Communication” Won’t Cut It

Marie Fitzgerald, IIDA

As the fastest-growing generation, Generation Z, loosely defined as those born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s, has become a hot topic in conversations surrounding workplace design.

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Example of Special Education Classroom

Inclusion and the Typical Classroom

Kate Jessup, RA

Special education is an umbrella under which many niche groups reside. When a district adopts a policy of inclusion, many special needs students spend most of their day in general education classrooms, with both a special education teacher and a classroom teacher.

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